Fate/Sausage Party 

Grand Order

I almost always have Kate at least glance over any articles I write just to get a second set of eyes on them. She is a fairly insightful lady and while our tastes usually align we are different enough that she sees some things I would ordinarily miss. When I wrote my 12 Servants That Need To Be Added to the Fate/Stay Night Universe post I also had it look it over. While Kate might not have any real insight into the Nasuverse and Type-Moon characters she is enough of an aficionado of history and mythology that any comments she has are extremely valuable. While she generally liked the list she did have one major comment. There were hardly any women among my picks.

I thought that was a fair comment and was going to write back a simple answer for that: There are so many female Servants that I wrote up mostly male Servants to even things out. There was no way for Kate to know that as she really only knows the following Servants: Saber, Gilgamesh, and … all the other ones. It seemed an open and shut case. Then I remembered an article I recently read. It said that if a room is filled with 17 percent women the men in the room think the gender balance is 50-50 and a room with 33 percent women will be seen as having more women than men. So that study made want to actually go and see what the gender balance is in the Fate universe when it comes to Servants.

As always some basic rules:

  1. I am only looking at the gender of Servants. Masters and other characters are a separate conversation that is worth having but is a greater question than what I wanted to look at here.
  2. I only used the list of fully spoiled Servants from Fate/Grand Order. There are more characters on the way but I am leaving them out for now. There are enough reveled Servants that I think they can be added to the mix.
  3. I left out some series where all the Servants have not been revealed. So I added in the original story of Fate/Strange Fake and its characters but left out the manga as there are still quite a few unrevealed Servants in that iteration.
  4. I left off the flashback Servants in Fate/Hollow Ataraxia. There are a few Servants seen from the 3rd Holy Grail War in the game but they are so inconsequential that they are not really worth thinking about.
  5. Any games like Fate/Tiger Colosseum and Fate/Unlimited Codes seemed enough like side story material they were not worth factoring in. Plus they don’t really unveil any new characters.
  6. Any character with no gender or an ambiguous gender were thrown into a separate category.

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Secret Holy Grail Wars

Fate/Grand Order had a big New Year’s event online event to celebrate the first few months of the game’s release as well as lay out some future developments. But the biggest piece of news was also probably the one that was equally vague. Fate/Grand Order was going to do a collaboration event in February. They did not announce what property they were doing the corssover with but speculation is running rampant. I see a lot of people predicting it will be a crossover with Kantai Collection especially after the 2014 April Fools video with Nero and Tamamo no Mae. But truth be told I know more about Love Live! than I know about KanColle and I know next to nothing about Love Live!

Therefore I thought it would be fun to imagine what Servants would be added to Fate/Grand Order if they crossover with other properties I do know really well. Theoretically the crossovers could be nothing more than some throw away Craft Essence power-ups that don’t do much more than add a little cross promotional art to the game. New servants on the other hand would really shake things up and be memorable. Plus it is more fun to write about that the more mundane reality that is far more likely to happen.

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An Open Letter to Type-Moon Fandom

hisui_icon_4040 Disclaimer: I clearly have a horse in this race so I know most people are going to take what I am saying with a healthy bit of salt. That is more than fair. In fact it is the only way to properly approach this open letter. I still think that I have a valid point to make so at least read until the end before you respond. Continue reading